Embossing is a very popular printing technique. It is a great way to add texture and structure to your designs. Blind embossing, however, is a little different.

Blind embossing differs from regular embossing in that no ink is applied to the paper stock, instead leaving only an imprint of the embossed element. The examples below show how blind embossing is used to display text and other design elements in business cards making for a subtle yet memorable impression (no pun intended).

Check out these designs for some inspiration for your next project.

H out H

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Stitch Press

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Well Made

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Addition

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Silver Lining

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Marin Dearie

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Lion Investments

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The Fox Yards

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Steven Turner

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Brice Vandermeeren

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Mary Hemming

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FaceFab

 

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Decontoured

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Steven Jordan

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Le Gramme

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Laura Zastrow

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Alberto Ojeda

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La Fabrica

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Dylan McDonough

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The Brown Fox

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